Dovizioso made his MotoGP return in final weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix at Misano at Petronas SRT changing Franco Morbidelli, and can stay with the staff as a manufacturing unit Yamaha rider in 2022 when it rebrands as RNF Racing.
The three-time championship runner-up certified final and completed a distant 19th in his first MotoGP race since final November – which additionally occurred to be his first on one thing apart from a Ducati since 2012.
The Italian was happy total with how his race went as he discovered he was in a position to lap a lot stronger because the race progressed, although concedes that is “unusual”.
The bike Dovizioso is on is now two years outdated and all who’ve ridden it this season have struggled for type on it.
When requested by Motorsport.com if he was in a position to perceive why this bike has been a battle for everybody this season, he mentioned it is not possible to know proper now given he has no information of the manufacturing unit M1.
“I imply, I am unable to know and I do not know the way a lot it is totally different it’s from the manufacturing unit bike,” he replied.
“Aside from that, solely Fabio is doing one thing loopy, so that is one thing too far for me at this second to grasp and to analyse.
“However the bike is specific, and it has plenty of good issues. However it’s a must to trip it in a particular method, so it takes time to adapt, and it’s a must to perceive every part.
“Nonetheless the query mark I had earlier than this weekend over the brand new rear [tyre] casing of final 12 months nonetheless I’ve, as a result of in the best way it’s a must to brake is a bit unusual and the best way the bike improved lots within the final a part of the race could be very unusual.
“So, that is why it is essential to analyse and to grasp if it was extra me, the bike, what modified on the bike through the race.
“For me, the bike is new, so I’ve plenty of suggestions, I am unable to know precisely the explanation why plenty of issues occurred.
“However through the race there have been many occasions the place I had feeling and I felt the great issues of the bike, and I wasn’t in a position to make use of the potential.
“So, that was good, that was essential. After 10 months after not doing a race, to do a constant race and on the finish be quicker, I am pleased.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
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When requested to clarify how the Yamaha is “specific”, Dovizioso says it “requests” a driving fashion that almost all bikes on the grid do not.
“It is easy, you may see how Fabio is driving,” he added. “You need to brake actually deep in a great way and it’s a must to carry plenty of velocity in the course of the corners.
“It is the one method to make use of the potential of the bike as a result of the bike requests this.
“So, that is specific as a result of usually bikes within the MotoGP class, you [don’t] should trip like this. Perhaps Suzuki, however all of the others no.”